English Classes teacher, Ms. Sandra, was literally over the moon (delighted) this week with the efforts of sixth graders as they demonstrated the exceptional games they had invented and developed for teaching English vocabulary to younger pupils. A couple of the games were so cleverly designed that they could be played incrementally at ever more challenging levels. All of the games were tested by playing and the overall feeling was one of deep satisfaction because the playing rules worked and the games worked.
To create equitable and socially-just society teachers need to take responsibility not just for their own learning but also that of their peers. The VoiceThreads below reflect MIDL321 students’ attempt to engage pre-service teachers in the U.S in a professional development activity that will benefit not just the teacher, but also the students they will eventually teach.
1. If you are a pre-service teacher please create a VoiceThread account for yourself at voicethread.com. If you are using VoiceThread for the first time you might like to create a cryptic login id, something like Teacher123. Once you get more comfortable with the technology you can use your own name. Similarily, you might like to use a picture of an image, rather than your own picture.
2. Use the links below to access each thread. Listen to the presenter, as well as the comments made by others and leave 2-3 comments on…
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Check out this handy guide from http://www.woodwardenglish.com/
View the PDF linked below for help with to, too, and two, your and you’re, and where, were, we’re, and wear.